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Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques: A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

by Mike Mavrigian
     
 

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Engines are built to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not idea for high-performance engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances

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Engines are built to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not idea for high-performance engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer.

In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques.

For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximizing performance. An enthusiast or professional that invests the time to precisely build an engine in this fashion will be rewarded with an engine that will run strong and last for years. This book provides an unprecedented level of detail and instruction on the process of balancing and blueprinting your engine.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Mike Bumbeck
"Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques is a 'must' reference for any who would build high-performance engines blueprinted to exact tolerances, and comes from an expert engine builder who provides in-depth, step-by-step coverage of the topic. From measuring and machining within precise specifications to fitting parts together, optimizing designs and ordering and working with custom parts, this comes packed with color photos of parts and processes and is very specific in its instructions. Also included are insights on parts costs and their history and how affordability can be built into the process. The result is a powerful survey, highly recommended for any working with engines." -Midwest Book Review, March 2014
Midwest Book Review
"Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques is a 'must' reference for any who would build high-performance engines blueprinted to exact tolerances, and comes from an expert engine builder who provides in-depth, step-by-step coverage of the topic. From measuring and machining within precise specifications to fitting parts together, optimizing designs and ordering and working with custom parts, this comes packed with color photos of parts and processes and is very specific in its instructions. Also included are insights on parts costs and their history and how affordability can be built into the process. The result is a powerful survey, highly recommended for any working with engines." -Midwest Book Review, March 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613250471
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
273,537
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Mike Mavrigian is a veteran book author and certified member of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. He is the editor-in-chief of Auto Service Professional. He also owns and operates Birchwood Automotive Group, which assembles project vehicles, builds custom engines, and performs restorations.

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